Update: It looks like the app isn't compatible with some versions of the M8 yet either. Feel free to chime in if any of your Sense 6 devices are currently listed as compatible.

Dear M8 owners, HTC has dropped your default clock app into the Play Store. This will allow for easier updates in the future, untangling software improvements from big firmware releases. It's not a particularly exciting app, but hey, the essentials are important too.

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HTC's app includes alarms, a stopwatch, a timer, and a world clock. Personally I find it easier to dive into than the one Google's shipping these days (speaking of which, Big G, why isn't your clock in the Play Store yet?).

Though this Sense 6 app looks identical regardless of which device you're running it on, the Play Store does not list this release as compatible with my HTC One M7. Ah well, it's not like the app isn't already doing everything I want it to do anyways. I imagine yours probably is too.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • mfr118

    Just what the world needs...another clock app. I've been using Timely for a while and love that it syncs over multiple devices.

    • usaff22

      This is only for Sense 6 devices to update the clock app independent of OTAs. Did you even read the article?

    • ProductFRED

      Maybe you didn't read the article. This is an HTC Sense-specific app. They just went Motorola style and put it on the Play Store so that they could update it without having to send out an OTA update.

    • mfr118

      I misread the article..sorry monkeys

      • Kevin


  • Sean

    Hopefully this means they're going to give us the "cancel upcoming alarm" feature. It was in the stock Google clock app and I miss it so much.

    • Sir Perro

      That's a must. That's the sliced bread of clock features. No single clock app will be even close to usable without that anymore.

  • Hsanchez957

    I wonder why nobody's been able to imitate the Sense Clock widget animations on any other app. It's always been my favorite thing about the app.

    • DanSan

      beautiful widgets did it a looong time ago and got slapped with a cease and desist letter. they had a skin for their clock widget that looked and worked just like the HTC one.

      • Hsanchez957

        I remember years ago having the BW app and they had the Sense style clock but I never remembered them having the same animation.

        • DanSan

          you might be right, but just copying the design was enough to catch heat from HTC. I can imagine copying the animation would draw problems too

  • jadeboy7

    For some reason my T-Mobile M8 is listed as incompatible. Anyone else seeing the same?

    • Kylecore

      Probably because of their press conferences

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I'm seeing the same on the AT&T version, though I've never inserted a SIM into it.

      • mewikime

        Mine has a working sim inserted, and it's still showing as incompatible.

    • lanoormohamed

      My UK version (M8) isn't compatible either

    • Edwin Rodriguez

      Same here

    • Jithu

      Incompatible with desire 816

  • Corey Watford

    Im really thinking that android L may require "No more Skins", As each day it seems more and more companies are dumping their apps into the play store for easy updating etc

    • DonEmu

      Wouldn't be possible. Google wouldn't risk antagonising the OEMs to that extent.

      I think this is more of the case that OEMs have realised it's much easier and better for them to put such apps in the playstore so they don't need to update an entire firmware just to change one little thing.

      Plus "No more skins" is almost the same as making every single high-end android phone essentially the same except for external design and build quality, give or take.

  • DanSan

    OEMs need to keep doing this. move everything they possibly can to the play store. leave OTA's for important system/firmware/security updates. will keep phones mostly current until a new android OS version gets dropped.

  • Randy Gindy

    "(speaking of which, Big G, why isn't your clock in the Play Store yet?)."

    It's called Timely!

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    What's everyone seeing this compatible with? It's not compatible with my M8, but I think others said it is with theirs. And clearly people are leaving reviews from something. Let's figure this out, guys.

    • jadeboy7

      I found one review saying he has a Developer Edition M7. Also, all reviews are showing up as "For an older version". Maybe it wasn't ready for a full release and this is their way of taking it down temporarily?

    • Steve Freeman

      It's incompatible with my Nexus 7 2013, Verizon M8, Verizon Galaxy Nexus, and another Nexus 7...I'm guessing that's my old 2012 model, which I gave to my mom last year.

  • Cesar

    "Big G, why isn't your clock in the Play Store yet?"

    Because Timely.

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    Not compatible with my unlocked HTC one max and M8

    • DJ SPY

      Compatible with my Droid Maxx.. Go figure.

    • DJ SPY

      Crap, I clicked on the link again and it now says that it's not compatible... Lol

  • Abhijeet Mishra

    Incompatible with the Indian M8 (though running a US-based custom ROM.)

  • cesium

    Not compatible with my Verizon HTC One (M7) running sense 6

  • Steve Freeman

    One of the first things I did when I got my M8 and rooted it was to get rid of the HTC clock and install the regular Google clock. Being limited to a single timer was a no-go for me. When I'm making dinner, I'll regularly set at least 2 different timers.

  • tdurden64111

    Fug dis, don't be givin' away my shiz fo free!

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    This doesn't include the weather/clock widget?

  • Pre86

    Aaaand apparently HTC does not consider the DNA to be an HTC phone. Why do they have the HTC App updater installed but none of the HTC Apps (Keyboard, Clock, Gallery, Service Pack, etc..) are compatible? It's probably a Verizon thing.

  • Ann Lazebna